Firewatch is a gorgeous adventure game that takes place in the Shoshone National Forest. You play as Henry, a fire lookout, when strange and mysterious things begin to happen to you and your distant supervisor, Delilah. Regularly $20 on the Mac App Store and on Steam, you can now download it for just $9.99. The game has sat at $20 since its release back in 2016. It carries a solid 4+ star rating on the Mac App Store and a 81/100 over on Metacritic. More details below.
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Mac: Firewatch: $10 (Reg. $20)
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(NOTE: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with a younger gamer, that might be good to know going in.)
(GRAPHICS NOTE: dedicated graphics are required for a smooth experience. Mac Pros, 5K iMacs, and 15″ MacBook Pros 2014 or newer are recommended.)
The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you’ve left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.